Bemidji State, Concordia College to meet in dual Saturday

Bemidji State, Concordia College to meet in dual Saturday
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Bemidji State, Concordia College to meet in dual Saturday

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University track and field program will compete in one more meet to conclude its regular season Saturday, May 4 at the Concordia Moorhead Dual in Moorhead, Minn. The Beavers will go head-to-head with the Cobbers of Concordia College beginning at 5 p.m. at Jake Christiansen Stadium.

Senior Christa Benson broke the BSU heptathlon program record for the third time in three weeks with a second-place finish and NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark (4,689) at the NSIC Multi-Event Championships in Aberdeen, S.D. Benson set personal record marks in the 100m hurdles (14.78), shot put (31-feet-10.75-inches), long jump (17-06), and javelin (94-01).

Sophomore Venice Stewart won two events at the Cobbert Twilight, tying her BSU program record in the 100m dash (11.88) and winning the 200m dash (24.60). Stewart along with junior Jada Barker and freshman Beatrice Kjelland swept the top three spots in the 100m and 200m dashes at the event. Sophomores Cheri’A Adams, Libby Christenson, and Aneesa Tucker each finished with two top-five finishes at the Cobber Twilight while Adams also took two-top five finishes at the Ron Masanz Classic. Freshman Coley Rezabek won the javelin throw at the Masanz Classic with a personal record heave of 129-02, which ranks second all-time at BSU.

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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).